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SETE Urges Further Financial Aid for Greek Tourism Enterprises

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is calling on the government to extend its new round of refundable financial assistance also to tourism businesses.

UK Considers ‘Facilitating’ Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate Requirement 

The UK government is considering to “facilitate” travelers wishing to obtain a Covid-19 vaccination document.

Covid-19: Greece’s Airports Among Hardest Hit in Europe 

Airports in Greece were among those hit hardest by Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, according to European industry trade association ACI Europe.

Covid-19: Wider Athens Goes High Risk Red on ECDC Map 

Greece's Attica region, which includes Athens, has been labeled “red” on the weekly European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Covid-19 map.

Greek Finance Ministry Extends Deadlines for Tax Debt Payments

Greek taxpayers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic will have until the end of the year to pay their dues, according to the Finance Ministry.

Greek PM Forecasts Easter Opening for Tourism

Vaccinations are key to returning to normalcy which includes opening borders to tourists, said Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is forecasting improved conditions in spring.

Greek Restaurant Owners ‘Hand in Their Keys’ in Covid-19 Protest

Restaurant owners across Greece symbolically handed over their keys to the government protesting against the Covid-19 restrictions that keep their establishments closed.

Covid-19: Int’l Arrivals to Europe Mark 30-year Low in 2020

International arrivals to Europe marked a 30-year low last year, down by 70% compared to 2019 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the ETC's quarterly report.

More Countries Consider Covid-19 Health Passport Idea

One by one countries across the globe are announcing or considering plans to allow admission to tourists with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Attica Enters Stricter Lockdown with Extra Labor Support

The Region of Attica in Greece will enter a tougher Covid-19 lockdown on February 11 with additional relief aid for employees, as announced by the Labor Ministry.

All Travelers to UK Must Take 2 Covid-19 Tests During Quarantine

All travelers arriving in the UK as of February 15 will be required to take two Covid-19 tests during their quarantine period.

Greek Tourism Ministry to Address Late Payments to Quarantine Hotels

The Greek Tourism Ministry will accelerate payments owed to quarantine hotels and other tourism businesses included in measures taken to address the Covid-19 pandemic.

TUI Bets on Covid-19 Vaccines to Bring Back Travel

TUI is betting on speedy vaccination rollouts to enable travel soon, adding that it expects UK holidaymakers to be able to visit Greece as soon as April.

Greek Tourism Backed by New Finance Ministry Covid-19 Aid

Greek tourism professionals are set to benefit from a series of new Covid-19 relief measures announced by the Finance Ministry.

Report: Slow Vaccination May Impact Tourism to Greece

New strains of Covid-19 and slow vaccination in Europe may impact tourism to Greece, according to a report by Capital Economics.

Greek PM Backs F&B Services with New Support

Tax breaks and business rent exemption are among support measures announced by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for food and beverage (F&B) service providers.

Greek PM Expects Tourism to Pick Up in Summer 2021

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis expects to see tourism to Greece pick up pace this summer after the sector took a blow last year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece’s Ionian Isles Labeled ‘Green’ on ECDC Covid-19 Map

The Ionian islands in Greece are among the handful of areas in Europe labeled “green” on the updated colour-coded Covid-19 map of the ECDC.

Greece Formulating Plan to Re-open to Tourism

Greece is drawing up a plan to safely re-open to tourism in 2021, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Gets €728m in SURE Unemployment Support

Greece is set to receive a total of 728 million euros in funding from the EU's SURE unemployment scheme.